Camping families?

Any family types out there into camping and looking for a chance to get some new gear? As part of the promo activities for the Aquarium's new Camp Carolina exhibit (opening soon), they're having a great camping gear giveaway contest. Sadly since I'm an Aquarium volunteer I can't enter, but you can (as long as you don't work there or are related to someone who works there)!

ExtravaTent Giveaway
Register to win gear for the most discerning camping family!
Now through March 15, 2008

Let the South Carolina Aquarium and The Backpacker outfit your family for an unforgettable camping trip. Register to win a customized ExtravaTent filled with deluxe gear for the most discerning camping family! You've never camped like this before: Sleep under the stars in 2 roomy tents: one for the adults and one just for the kids; Protect your feet with top quality hiking boots, Merrell© shoes and sandals; Relax after a day of hiking in comfy travel hammocks; Keep the whole family in sync with Timex© watches; Stay cool with clothing from Columbia© Sportswear; Bring the kitchen to the outdoors with a personal stove and cooking supplies; Enjoy a night of rest with plush mattress pads and sleeping bags; Plus explore the Lowcountry with exclusive tours from Coastal Expeditions: Daily excursions include a Kayak tour, adventure on Bulls Island and lunch in Francis Marion National Forest.

Enter to win at any of the following convenient locations:

  • The South Carolina Aquarium
  • The Backpacker: 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Suite 1100, Mt. Pleasant
  • The Backpacker: 1215 Wayne Street, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Online at

One entry per person. Must be 18 years of age or older. For a complete listing of rules and regulations visit

Special thanks to our supporting sponsors: The Backpacker, News Channel 2, Papa John's Pizza and Mom's in the Know.